Photo of The only way is Essex. This breakfront bookcase (detail pictured) was made for Weald Hall in that same county. When first constructed it would have been a riot of colours; Has Essex taste changed since the eighteenth century?
Photo of A continental chandelier which is really, really pretty and we like it a lot. Some people think chandeliers such as these with their colbat blue glass are Russian, but this one has a German makers stamp on it.